Sydney is becoming a lopsided city as some suburbs approve thousands more new developments than planned and others only a fraction of their share, a new analysis shows.
The Greens, who used ABS and planning department data to run the analysis, say it is proof the state government is saddling some suburbs with overdevelopment and must move toward a more equitable system of planning.
"Many Sydney communities are bearing an unnecessary load," said Jamie Parker, the Balmain MP who commissioned the analysis. "Overdevelopment and excessive building is blighting so many Sydney suburbs.
"This destruction is absolutely unnecessary, considering that many local areas have already met their agreed targets".